In the Season 3 finale, Alex and Jane's older sister, the alpha female, is getting married, and Jane is charged with planning the wedding. Meanwhile, Brad is left to tend to the impeccable fiancé, and Alex and Dave harbor a secret from the gang.
Penny's mom and Dave's dad, who have been dating, visit and announce that they'd like to adopt a baby. Meanwhile, to get some time to themselves, Brad and Jane join a primo tennis club, but Max gets wind of it and he's on them like fuzz on a tennis ball.
Max's former roommate, whose life he ruined, seeks revenge, but realizes that Max's life is so sad it's not worth wrecking. Max then sets out to get his act together with help from Jane. Meanwhile, Dave challenges Alex to use her stockpiled coupons, so she seeks the gang's help.
Penny's friends are stunned when she rebounds from her breakup with Pete by hooking up with the highly unsuitable Car Czar, and to complicate things even more, her new landlords Brad and Jane give her the disapproving-parents routine. Meanwhile, the gang pressure Max to get a job so he'll stop mooching off them.
The gang wonder about Penny's state of mind after her breakup with Pete, and then get really concerned when they learn she's written a play called "Black Plague: A Love Story," and has asked a theater group to stage it. Meanwhile, Alex and Max wonder if they are being scammed when they are selected by a marketing group to become tastemakers.
Couples game night at Brad and Jane's turns a tad too competitive, prompting Penny to make a surprise move. Meanwhile, Dave contemplates a major career change, and Alex's attempts to help matters only lead them to a session with a psychic.
As her wedding approaches, Penny reaches out to her estranged father, and after an awkward reunion optimistic Alex offers encouragement, but Jane is skeptical. Meanwhile, Dave recruits Max and Brad to help sabotage his archrival's food truck, Max winds up falling for the competitor's son and faces a tough decision.
Jane and Alex recommend Max to their longtime hairdresser, who dishes some juicy gossip about the ladies and triggers a sisterly war between them. Meanwhile, the Steak Me Home food wagon is truck-napped, and Penny and Dave go looking for the thief.
Max pretends to be straight when he meets an attractive woman who has Chicago Bulls season tickets. Meanwhile, Alex sets out to prove she's not a dumb blonde, but her newfound intelligence throws off the group dynamic.
Brad learns Chuckles and Huggs may be closing and sets out to save it, with help from the gang. Meanwhile, Penny and Max seek to put an end to their nocturnal problem of texting the men in their lives, and turn to a black-market cough medicine to help them sleep.
In order to get Pete to change his mind about eloping with Penny, wannabe matrimonial coordinator Jane spirits the whole gang to a wedding exposition. Once there, Max and Brad wind up at a gay-marriage part of the expo, while Alex and Dave contemplate their own commitment issues.
When the gang pranks Max into believing he won a lottery jackpot, he swears to exact revenge on them when they least expect it. Meanwhile, Penny suspects Pete has big plans for them; and Jane learns that Brad's new job is all fun and games after he lands a position at a kids' gym.
Jane's ex comes to town for a visit, and Brad is shocked to discover that "Ryan" is a woman. Meanwhile, Max's cool new roommate works wonders with the apartment, but when he suddenly disappears, the gang investigates and digs into his private life.
Alex recruits the gang to play in a citywide kickball tournament for a team that she sponsors, but then learns they'll have to go toe-to-toe with Jane, who has stepped up to play with a more successful squad.
A young pop star pops into Alex's store to buy a dress, and Penny grabs the opportunity to turn it into a public-relations bonanza, but she soon learns that not all news is good news. Meanwhile, Max is in the midst of an identity crisis, so Jane and Derrick squire him to Chicago's themed gay establishments in hopes that he can find his niche; and Brad and Dave turn into a pair of Mr. Fix-Its and undertake a batch of home-repair projects.
Brad and Penny break a favorite memento from Alex's childhood, and while trying to repair it they commit murder most fowl when her racist pet parrot is overcome by glue fumes. Later, Jane and Dave play matchmaker for Max.
The gang discovers that Jane has been lying about her birthday, and that she was actually born on Christmas but never liked her natal day being trumped by the holiday. With that in mind, they throw her a celebration that is Christmas-free and all about Jane.
Jane and Alex's parents throw a big celebration to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the family mattress business, and Jane agonizes over coming up with an amusing toast to spring on her humorless dad. Meanwhile, Alex tells Dave that her parents are unaware that they are once again bedfellows; and Max goes looking for a new BFF since Penny's tied up in her relationship with Pete.
Penny feels that a post-concussion prescription helmet she is wearing is going to head off any chance for romance with a great guy that she's met. Meanwhile, Jane's efforts to break into the "boys club" at the car dealership hit a speed bump, so she turns to "trophy wife" Brad for help; and Max and Dave have fist-bump issues that tap into uncomfortable childhood memories.
It's Thanksgiving dinner at Alex and Dave's new place, but he goes a little overboard when he feeds his guests a heaping helping of his heritage in his efforts to have them experience the holiday in a Navajo way. Meanwhile, Max scores a copy of the lost season of "The Real World," in which he and Brad were cast members, and this sets off a trip down memory lane as the gang recalls how they all met 10 years before.
Max has become a hit on the Bar Mitzvah circuit as an energetic emcee and allows Brad to partner up with him, but not everything turns out kosher. Meanwhile, now that Dave and Alex are back together, they make an effort not to take their relationship for granted.
Dave and Alex's inability to commit to a new apartment proves to be quite a challenge for their real-estate agent, while Jane pulls out all the stops when she takes Penny car shopping. Later, Max shows out-of-work Brad how easy it is to spend a cashless Saturday in Chicago.
In the Season 3 premiere, the on-again, off-again relationship between Alex and Dave is on-again, while an accident puts Penny in a full body cast and turns Max into her angel of mercy, until he gets a eyeful of her hunky physical therapist. Later, out-of-work Brad tries to keep a secret from Jane.